FBI Planted Phishing Scam on Fake Seattle Times Page to Trap a Teen

For years, phishing scammers have been setting up fake tech support hotlines, websites—even fake Netflix logins—to plant malicious malware on unsuspecting machines. And apparently, even our own FBI has been getting on the fun. Because back in 2007, the FBI created a fake Seattle Times web page, all to catch a high… » 10/28/14 1:49pm 10/28/14 1:49pm

Beware of This Dangerously Convincing Google Docs Phishing Scam

A very tricky phishing scam that takes advantage of Google Docs is making its way around the web. And since it uses a google.com URL and even makes use of Google's SSL encryption, it's almost impossible to tell that it's a hack. Your best safeguard, as always, is a little bit of common sense. » 3/18/14 10:35am 3/18/14 10:35am

New Netflix Phishing Scam Tricks You Into Calling Fake "Tech Support"

If the screen below has ever popped up as you were supposedly logging into Netflix, we've got some bad news for you. No, it's not your Netflix account—that's perfectly safe (at least for now). But if you followed the instructions on the screen, you've been duped by a new phishing scheme that seems so painfully… » 3/03/14 12:23pm 3/03/14 12:23pm

Even If You're Wise To Phishing, Spear Phishing Could Still Fool You

At this point we pretty much all know what phishing emails look like and we're resigned to the fact that we didn't win the Micronesian lottery. We also know that we can't buy a machine to instantly enlarge our sexual organs no matter how much personal information we provide. It was tough but we all came together in… » 7/14/13 3:19pm 7/14/13 3:19pm